“Harry Potter” Creator J.K. Rowling Suffered COVID-19 Symptoms

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JK Rowling Coronavirus Symptoms

Beloved creator of the Harry Potter franchise, J.K. Rowling has come out admitting that she was suffering from symptoms of the coronavirus. We are happy to report that she has since recovered from those symptoms.

The world found out about Rowling’s condition when she shared a video with a very empathetic caption: “Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms,” the author tweeted. “For last 2 weeks I’ve had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven’t been tested) & did this on doc husband’s advice. I’m fully recovered & technique helped a lot.”

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As one would expect this launched the Twittersphere into a frenzy. Oh my goodness! J.K. Rowling has coronavirus?! She immediately put her fans at ease stating: “Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me. Stay safe, everyone x”

While she was not officially tested, she treated the symptoms as such taking the advice of her husband, a practicing doctor, on how to relieve the symptoms. As of now, no other details have been shared.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Rowling has been a prominent figure during this time of crisis by doing what she can to help bring the magic of The Wizarding World into every household. She began with lifting the licensing fee on Harry Potter eBooks, allowing teachers to incorporate them into their online courses for free.

Then she helped make the library exhibit Harry Potter: A History of Magic accessible to everyone who has access to Google. She also created the free site, Harry Potter at Home which is a hub of magical activities and reading material including completely free access to an Audible version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

JK Rowling lets teachers use Harry Potter books online for free

J.K. Rowling is also not the first celebrity to have had a close call with this new coronavirus. Toy Story actor Tom Hanks and his wife, and Marvel and Disney actor Idris Elba also tested positive for it. They have been on the mend since.

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